The Vaud-based cleantech start-up and EPFL spin-off aim at improving the efficiency of solar panels thanks to AI-driven data analytics. The FIT has chosen to support SmartHelio in fulfilling this mission.
Based at EPFL Innovation Park, Datapred developed a machine learning software for direct material procurement, enabling their clients to make better decisions and to reduce costs, which the Covid-crisis has made crucial. The FIT has chosen to support Datapred with a Tech Growth loan of CHF 500’000.
Based at the EPFL Innovation Park, Miraex develops full-stack solutions for predictive maintenance and anomaly detection based on its photonic sensors combined with a machine learning algorithm. These sensors are specifically designed to operate in extreme environments. Endorsed by FIT, Miraex has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan to support its development.
Optimising the productivity of greenhouse cultivation to avoid water waste, the use of chemicals and CO2 emissions, these are the objectives of the start-up Infrascreen. The innovative approach, which makes use of nanotechnologies, is supported by the FIT Tech Seed loan.
SoHHytec has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from the FIT to support its sustainable production of hydrogen. With its artificial tree named “Arb”, the company is able to produce hydrogen directly on site thanks to two key resources: water and sunlight.
The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has just awarded a Digital Grant of CHF 20’000 to Rocket Upskilling. The aim of the project is to design and develop tools based on artificial intelligence to facilitate coding learning.
Largo, a technological start-up spin-off from the EPFL, is about to start a small revolution in the world of cinema. Thanks to its artificial intelligence software, the company provides directors, authors, producers and distributors with powerful information aimed at optimizing the impact of movies, and hence their profitability.
Adiposs, a biotechnology start-up, has developed a revolutionary medical imaging product capable of detecting a serious syndrome affecting cancer patients: cachexia. The company has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).
The biotech start-up based at Biopôle is developing innovative technologies for early diagnostics and therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. ND BioSciences has just received a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the FIT.
The FIT Selection Committee has chosen to support a new start-up, Alithea Genomics, with a grant of CHF 100’000. Moreover, in view of the financial and logistical difficulties caused by the pandemic, the three projects Flowbone, Limula and SenSwiss, which had been awarded a FIT Innogrant in 2019, received an exceptional extension of CHF 20’000.
The start-up based at EPFL Innovation Park provides a highly innovative solution for the growing Confidential Computing domain. CYSEC has just received a Tech Growth loan of 500’000 Swiss francs from the FIT. This follows a second full year of strong sales growth.
The Lausanne-based start-up, which specializes in high-tech motion analysis solutions for equestrian sports, has just obtained a CHF 500’000 Tech Growth loan from the FIT, in addition to a successful fund-raising campaign of another CHF 500’000.
Remedok recently obtained a Digital Seed loan of CHF 50’000 from the FIT. The start-up develops a digital platform for drug and health professionals, with the aim of decreasing medicine waste by allowing them to reduce their stocks.
Switzerland, champion of innovation
For the tenth time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2020) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 18 are supported by the FIT.
Congratulations to Gamaya, CREAL, Insolight, Agrosustain, Eyeware, Mobbot, Volumina Medical, GTX Medical, Haya Therapeutics, Cysec, Avatronics, Largo Films, Miraex, Raw Labs, Swissdecode, Daphne Technology, Aspivix and DePoly!